All of these Miss Peru 2018 contestants are queens in our eyes!!!
During the beauty pageant this week, the inspiring women opted to share statistics about cases of abuse and violence that women are subjected to in their country — instead of announcing their height, waist, and breast size. Yes!
For instance, Luciana Fern├â┬índez gave these “measurements”:
“My name is Luciana Fern├â┬índez and I represent the city of Hu├â┬ínuco, and my measurements are, 13,000 girls suffer sexual abuse in our country.”
Camila Canicoba added:
“My name is Camila Canicoba and I represent the department of Lima.My measurements are 2,202 cases of femicide [women murdered because of their gender] reported in the last nine years in my country.”
The program continued to spread awareness of these crimes against women by sharing newspaper clippings of harrowing stories up on the big screen during the bikini portion of the contest. Additionally, the women spoke on which policies they would advocate for the combat these problems.
Ch-ch-check out some highlights (below)!
The Miss Peru 2018 beauty pageants gave statistics about women’s rights instead of saying their bust and waist sizes #NiUnaMenos pic.twitter.com/YXrF82yfaD
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ badass woman alert (@badass_w) October 31, 2017
And you can watch the full pageant (below)!!
[Image via YouTube.]